One of Asia’s most influential modernists Arturo Luz died at the age of 94 years old. Arturo was a key figure in Filipino neo-realism and also co-founded and directed many of the country’s leading art spaces. Sadly, died on 26 May 2021 in Manila at the age of 94.
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Arturo Luz Death Reason
According to his family reports, Luz died peacefully and naturally. There is no health-related problem comes from the media and family and it looks, the death is natural. He died at the age of 94 years old.
Luz’s family announced his death on social media and the news was confirmed by his daughter Angela Luz.
“It is with deep sorrow that I announce the passing of my father, our beloved National Artist, Arturo Luz. He peacefully joined his Creator at 8:45 this evening, and I stood by his side as he took his last breath,” said his daughter, Angela, on Facebook.
Furthermore, “God blessed my father with 94 of the most wonderful years on earth. He enriched our lives with his art, with his incredible talent and his genius,” she added.’
Before his death, Arturo Luz was a founding director of the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, and served in that position from 1976 to 1986.
Arturo Luz Wiki
Arturo was born on November 20, 1926, to a family of industrialists. Arturo received his first degree in Fine Arts at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila. Later, he studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, the Art School of the Brooklyn Museum in New York, and at the Académie Grade Chaumière in Paris.
He returned to live the Philippines in the early 1950s. Besides, Arturo Luz was known for being one of the founding members of the modern Neo-realist school in Philippine art.
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Moreover, Luz was at the helm of the museum in 1982 when it presented the Contemporary Hong Kong Art Exhibition. It featured painters and sculptors including Luis Chan, Cheung Yee, Irene Chou, Liu Kuo-Sung, and Antonio Mak.
The painter, sculptor, and designer ‘produced works that elevated Filipino aesthetic vision to new heights of sophisticated simplicity,’ says the NCCA
“He was terribly missed, but will never be forgotten. His legacy will live on, and will last forever,”
|Full Name:||Venkat Subha|
|Date of Birth:||November 20, 1926|
|Death Date:||26 May 2021|
|Qualifications:||degree in Fine Arts, Arts and Crafts in Oakland, Art School of the Brooklyn|
|College:||California College, Museum in New York, Académie Grade Chaumière in Paris|
|Profession:||Santo Tomas in Manila|
|Net Worth:||$1 Million|
Wife, Daughter, Family
There is not much information is available for his wife, children and family. However, his daughter name is Angela Luz and other information will be updated soon.
Philippine Cultural Exhibition in New York in 1953, Arte de America y España in 1963, the 11th São Paolo Biennial in 1971, the Tokyo International Print Biennial in 1974, and the 8th British International Print Biennale in 1984.
Furthermore, In 1997, he was named National Artist for his significant contribution to the development of Philippine arts.
The net worth of Arturo Luz could be $1 million but there is no evidence available for his actual net worth, salary, and other income sources.